1451 Peters Mountain Road Dauphin PA 17018 phone: 717-921-8100


Dauphin County Conservation District

Mission Statement

The Dauphin County Conservation District's mission is to ensure the responsible use of
Dauphin County's natural resources; protect and restore the natural environment; promote
public health and safety; and enhance the quality of life for all county residents.

News and Updates

NRCS Accepting Applications for Conservation Programs

Applications for AMA, CSP, and EQIP are accepted by NRCS on a continuous basis throughout the year with periodic cutoff dates to evaluate, rank, and prioritize applicants. See Program Application Dates and Deadlines.

Applications may be submitted in person, scanned and e-mailed (must include signature), faxed or mailed to their local USDA Service Centers. Application forms are available at your local USDA Service Center or from our Pennsylvania NRCS website. People are encouraged to apply early to increase likelihood of being offered a contract.

Applicants must be able to show they have control of the land for the life of the contract. For rented or leased land, a simple form is available to document this. Financial assistance eligibility is contingent on not starting the practice before having an approved contract.

To participate in USDA conservation programs, applicants should be farmers or farm or forest landowners and must meet eligibility criteria. To take advantage of NRCS technical assistance and expertise or federally funded conservation on your farm or land, please contact your local USDA NRCS Field Office found at http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov, or visit our website at www.pa.nrcs.usda.gov for applications and program information.


The Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) assists local landowners in managing their forest for future generations. Call  717-921-2380 to see how NRCS can assist with technical and financial assistance.

Read how one landowner has been working to implement his Forest Stewardship plan in cooperation with NRCS and the local Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Forester to manage and grow his forested lands. Managing a Forest for Future Generations.


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